Bingham County, Idaho

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Bingham County, Idaho
Seal of Bingham County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Bingham County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded January 13, 1885
Named for Henry H. Bingham
Seat Blackfoot
Largest city Blackfoot
Area
 • Total 2,120 sq mi (5,491 km2)
 • Land 2,095 sq mi (5,426 km2)
 • Water 25 sq mi (65 km2), 1.20%
Population
 • (2010) 45,607
 • Density 19.9/sq mi (7.7/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.bingham.id.us

Bingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,607. The county seat and largest city is Blackfoot.[1] Bingham County comprises the Blackfoot, ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Bingham County was created January 13, 1885, and named after Henry H. Bingham, a congressman from Pennsylvania and friend of William Bunn, Idaho's Territorial Governor. As a young officer in the Civil War, Bingham rose from lieutenant to brigadier general; he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of the Wilderness.

The county was formed from Oneida County and was later partitioned itself to form Bannock (1893), Fremont (1893), Bonneville (1911), Power (1913), and Butte (1917) counties.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,120.24 square miles (5,491.4 km2), of which 2,094.73 square miles (5,425.3 km2) (or 98.80%) is land and 25.51 square miles (66.1 km2) (or 1.20%) is water.[3] The Snake River flows southwest through the middle of Bingham County; at the county's southwest corner the river is the American Falls Reservoir. Smaller buttes called the East Butte and the Middle Butte located in the Snake River Plain are visible south of US Route 20.

Adjacent counties[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 13,575
1900 10,447 −23.0%
1910 23,306 123.1%
1920 18,310 −21.4%
1930 18,561 1.4%
1940 21,044 13.4%
1950 23,271 10.6%
1960 28,218 21.3%
1970 29,167 3.4%
1980 36,489 25.1%
1990 37,583 3.0%
2000 41,735 11.0%
2010 45,607 9.3%
Est. 2012 45,474 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 41,735 people, 13,317 households, and 10,706 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 14,303 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.43% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 6.70% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.95% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 13.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.6% were of English, 12.5% American, 8.9% German and 5.1% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,317 households out of which 44.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.70% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.60% were non-families. 17.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the county the population was spread out with 34.90% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,423, and the median income for a family was $40,312. Males had a median income of $31,950 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,365. About 9.90% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Idaho.gov - Bingham County - accessed 2009-05-31
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 43°13′N 112°24′W / 43.22°N 112.40°W / 43.22; -112.40